|Vertical drop:||935 feet|
|Base elevation:||865 feet|
|Peak elevation:||1,800 feet|
|Longest run:||1 mile|
Located in south-central Pennsylvania, Whitetail is a comfortable 90-minute jog down I-70 from D.C. and Baltimore. Skiers and boarders will find 23 trails, a 935-foot vertical, and a high-speed quad. Whitetail’s convenient location to D.C. also means skiers and boarders will often find crowds — on weekends and holidays, Whitetail’s slopes can become as crowded as the Washington Beltway during rush hour. On non-holiday weekdays, the crowds completely disappear and you’re likely to have the slopes to yourself.
Whitetail has a strong track record of continuous capital improvements. Over the past couple decades, it has added new trails, expanded its base lodge, added a snow tubing park, expanded lighting across the slopes, and made significant snowmaking improvements. Whitetail’s state-of-the-art snowmaking system can quickly take slopes from bare to skiable with just a few nights of snowmaking.
Whitetail is now part of the Vail Resorts family after a 2019 purchase. Previously, it was owned by Peak Resorts, and before that, Snow Time. Its new ownership means you can purchase a single Epic pass and ski at Whitetail, Liberty, Roundtop, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, and dozens of resorts across North America.
Skiers at Whitetail are pampered by a modern base lodge and amenities such as free ski check. Food is reasonable, with cafeteria-style food available in the Market Place. Other dining options include sit-down service at the Solstice, and brick oven pizzas at Mountain Hearth Pizzeria.
Whitetail developed a residential village that lines the Northern Lights beginner ski slope, but despite this lodging, Whitetail does not offer many year-round activities except for golf and is primarily a day resort in the winter. In 2019, Whitetail was granted its first liquor license.
Photo by M. Scott Smith.
|Resort Name:||Whitetail Resort|
|Vertical Drop:||935 feet|
|Base Altitude:||865 feet|
|Peak Altitude:||1,800 feet|
|Longest Run:||1 mile|
|Lifts:||9 (1 high-speed quad, 3 quads, 2 doubles, 3 magic carpets)|
|Night Skiing:||Night skiing on all trails|
|Terrain Park:||Two terrain parks.|
|Tubing Park:||Serviced by an enclosed magic carpet and its own lodge.|
|Address:||13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, PA 17236
|Webcams:||View resort webcams|
|Directions:||Via Google Maps|
|Estimated Distances from Major Cities|
|Baltimore, MD||1 hour, 45 minutes||92 miles|
|Washington, DC||1 hour, 45 minutes||89 miles|
|Arlington, VA||1 hour, 45 minutes||88 miles|
|Richmond, VA||3 hours, 20 minutes||187 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||2 hours, 50 minutes||161 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||1 hour, 35 minutes||81 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||3 hours, 20 minutes||185 miles|
|Charleston, WV||4 hours, 30 minutes||287 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||6 hours||363 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||6 hours, 45 minutes||416 miles|
|Wind Speed:||10 mph||Sunrise:||5:48 a.m.|
|Barometer:||29.98 in||Sunset:||8:31 p.m.|
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